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Ocean City High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 21 students

 
 

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Posted December 3, 2013

I love this school.We have had 5 kids here and one more to go.They have all gotten a great education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2013

Ocean City High School is not a good school. Teachers pick favorites and will not help you succeed in your future if you are not their favorite. Other students are very cliquey. A lot of bullying and smoking and drinking. Students think that their teachers set them up to fail. Test scores very are not good. Most students that graduate go on to community college and don't leave and go off. If you send your child to OCHS they will either become depressed from bullying and trying to impress their peers or they will become bad, disrespectful, unintelligent students and get involved in drinking and smoking. Do not set them up for fail and choose a different school, it is not worth it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 13, 2011

This is a great high school. Both of my daughters wen there and received an outstanding education. Great teachers, lots of clubs and sports and a supportive community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2010

This school is great. My kid loves it. Met great teachers and staff. Made alot of friends, of course you still have a couple of kids that have not grown up and thier parents are to busy to talk to them- theres a few in every school. Oc doesnt take any problems. They have a great system there. My thanks to everyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2009

Because my kids love it, are happy, and are getting a great education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

The high is great, has small class size,tons of clubs, activities and sports. Even crew, surfing and swim team.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2008

Both of my daughter attended OCHS and received a wonderful education! The curriculumn and teachers, after school activities and spirit is unmatched. My children went on to excellent colleges and are working successfully in their chosen fields.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2008

my school is the best ocean city high school one of the tops schools in south jersey top 3
—Submitted by a student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 92% in 2013.

306 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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95%

2012

 
 
94%

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94%

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96%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

306 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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84%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
85%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA) to test students in grade 11 in language arts literacy and math. The HSPA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. Students are required to pass the HSPA in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students95%
Female98%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
General education99%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant95%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students84%
Female87%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
General education91%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant84%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA) to test students in grade 11 in language arts literacy and math. The HSPA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. Students are required to pass the HSPA in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 58% in 2013.

333 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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76%

2012

 
 
71%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) to assess students in Biology. The New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) is standards-based, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Biology I

All Students76%
Female73%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education36%
General education81%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant76%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) to assess students in Biology. The New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) is standards-based, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

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SAT participation

84%

SAT college ready

39%

Graduation rate

96%


1 This rating is based on 2012-13 NJ ASK, HSPA, and/or NJBCT results from the New Jersey Department of Education.

2 This rating is based on composite SAT scores, ACT/SAT participation, and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2012-13.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 93% 51%
Hispanic 3% 22%
Black 2% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 3%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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501 Atlantic Avenue
Ocean City, NJ 08226
Phone: (609) 399-1290

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